Mourning Mask for Dave Neel Senior

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Alder Wood, Paint, Horse hair, and cedar bark.

24 x 10 x 7"

Mourning masks are a longstanding tradition in Pacific Northwest coast Native art. This mask portrays David’s late father, Dave Senior. He was a First Nations artist from early childhood, having learned from his mother, Ellen Neel, who was famous for her totem poles. David carved this piece in 1995 and is one of a series of masks which portray members of his family.


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